Today we learned the Phoenix Suns hired Kayte Christensen as their social media sideline reporter. Normally, we wouldn’t give a sh*t because, what the hell is a social media sideline reporter? And who gives a sh*t about the Phoenix Suns?
Nonetheless, Christensen apparently has the chops. She was a courtside reporter for the Sacramento Kings until… get this… she was replaced by Jim Gray. Yes, that Jim Gray. The Jim Gray who decided to question Pete Rose during the Series after he was named one the 50 greatest players of all time. Apparently, he’s falling, she’s rising.
Frankly, we’ll take Kayte over Jim Gray any day, even though she confuses us.
Kayte made us reevaluate a lot of things. Here’s the thing — she’s a former player herself. She played for seven seasons with the Phoenix Mercury, and maybe some other teams we don’t care to learn the names of, in the WNBA.
So we’re totally conflicted. On one hand, there’s not much we hate more than chick basketball. We like our women to be able to walk in heels… non-awkwardly. And we like our basketball played with grace by people who fly through the air, rather than people who have two-inch verticals and bank in threes. On the other hand, this Kayte Christensen is trying to ruin our whole idea of what’s right and good in the world.
She played basketball and she’s gorgeous.
So, in her new role with the Suns, she’s going to be tweeting and Facebooking and stuff with fans during the game. The Suns tout it as the first position of it’s kind in the NBA. Of course, it’s just the first official position of it’s kind in the NBA. They overlook the fact that fans have been doing the same thing for free for a number of years.
Despite the pretentiousness of that organization, there is something important here. It’s this fine-ass anomaly known as Kayte Christensen, who can play ball with us any day.